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The shower curtain is from Thomas Paul - http://www.shopthomaspaul.com.


Sandra's Sweet, Renovated Seattle Home House Call
4/9/14 12:56 PM

It's the Ikea Kivik loveseat in Isunda Grey


Sandra's Sweet, Renovated Seattle Home House Call
4/9/14 12:54 PM

It's part Ikea, part DIY. We wall mounted two Ikea Besta cabinets and my husband added the wood top and sides. To keep the TV cables organized, we also drilled a 2" round hole in the middle of the top panel and added a desk grommet (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006WRTWHC/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1).


Sandra's Sweet, Renovated Seattle Home House Call
4/6/14 12:48 AM

It's part Ikea, part DIY. We wall mounted two Ikea Besta cabinets and my husband added the wood top and sides. To keep the TV cables organized, we also drilled a 2" round hole in the middle of the top panel and added a desk grommet (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006WRTWHC/ref=oh_details_o07_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1).


Sandra's Sweet, Renovated Seattle Home House Call
4/6/14 12:47 AM

@TriciaC - We consulted with a structural engineer and he provided a plan for additional ceiling beams required on the main floor, as well as additional support required in the basement. We kept all beams less than 14ft so that we would qualify for an over-the-counter permit with the city rather than a full building permit (which is more expensive and requires more time for approval). Hope that helps!


Sandra's Sweet, Renovated Seattle Home House Call
4/5/14 05:09 PM

Assembly tip: When you make the purchase, Ikea will give you a list of everything you're purchasing organized by cabinet (per your kitchen plan). Make sure to keep this list! When the delivery arrives, cabinet pieces, fixtures, and hardware all arrive broken up into dozens of different boxes and bags and it's really hard to tell what's what unless you have this list. We marked each box or bag with the right cabinet number and then tackled one cabinet at a time. We had 6 cabinets to assemble and it took us 2 days to complete. It seemed daunting at first when the delivery arrived but once we organized, it wasn't bad at all!


Insider Info: IKEA Employee Shares Tips for Buying IKEA Kitchen Cabinets
10/17/13 11:23 PM